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Congratulations and Welcome to the School of Education.

Congratulations on gaining a place at Durham. It is a pleasure to welcome you to the School of Education. I know I speak for all staff when I say we are looking forward to you joining us.

We are proud of our excellent record of research and teaching. You are joining a vibrant and friendly School committed to supporting your personal development and helping you to be a successful undergraduate. So welcome to the beautiful city of Durham, our wonderful University, and to the School of Education.

Professor Lynn Newton, Head of School


University student
Welcome to the School of Education! The variety of courses offered at the department is really a wow factor to me. From early years to higher education, the department offers an extensive range of topics that will allow you to find your niche. The lectures constantly inspire me to explore new areas of education research and policies. The seminars allow me to discuss and debate with the leading academics in the field of my study - a valuable opportunity for reflective learning.

Ellen Yang
BA Education Studies - Psychology



Department Information

We're excited to announce that our new School of Education Student Hub will launch in early September. The Student Hub is a 'one-stop-shop' for everything you need to know about your programme (such as module choices, key departmental contacts, assessment information), as well as details regarding departmental procedures and policies. 


Next steps

Enrol online

Enrolment opens eight weeks before the start of your programme.
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Registering for your programme and specific modules

Check out the Faculty Handbook for your programme regulations which include details of your module requirements and a list of open Level 1 modules.
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Your first week in Durham – University Induction Week Events Timetable

The Timetable has been designed so College events don’t clash with any of your academic departmental events, but offer you lots of opportunities to meet your fellow Freshers, find your way around and settle into student life.

To help you keep track of where you need to be, and what you need to do during your first busy days at university, in your College and your Department, we have created a day-by-day University Induction Planner. This should help you to plan your schedule, so you don't miss anything - from being issued with your Campus Card or meeting the staff in your Department, to trying out for a sports team or joining a student society.
Your Personal Induction Planner
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Covid-19 Safety

We're working hard to welcome you safely and delivering quality education and student experience. Visit our Covid Safety Information webpages for applicants for the latest advice. We can't wait to see you soon!

Covid-19 Response: Applicants and Future Students



Student updates

Check out our student blogs to read more about life at Durham from our students. Don't forget to follow us on social media!


What to bring to University

Read our top recommendations to add to your packing list ready for your arrival at Durham.

Welcome to Durham – and stop worrying!

Moving to University can be a daunting prospect but there’s no need to worry, you’ll feel right at home here.
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Get in touch

If you have any queries about any of this information or any aspect of coming to Durham please contact us.

School of Education

School of Education
Durham University
Leazes Road
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 8195